Big game for Lady Huskers Thursday
The No. 24 Nebraska women's basketball team takes aim at its second-highest conference road victory total in school history when the Huskers take on Michigan Thursday night in Ann Arbor.
Tip-off between the red-hot Huskers (19-6, 9-3 Big Ten) and the surging Wolverines (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) is set for 6 p.m. (central) from Crisler Arena.
Nebraska stretched its Big Ten winning streak to seven games by working its way to a 58-39 win over Ohio State on Thursday, Feb. 14, before enjoying the weekend off. The Huskers' seven-game Big Ten winning streak is the second-longest conference winning streak in school history. NU has also won four straight road games during the stretch, which is also the second-best conference stretch in program history. Only Nebraska's 2010 Big 12 championship team that went 16-0 in league play and 8-0 on the road has produced longer streaks than the 2012-13 Huskers.
Junior forward Jordan Hooper has fueled Nebraska's return to the Associated Press Top 25 by averaging 21.9 points and 7.7 rebounds during NU's winning streak.
Michigan also heads into the week as one of the Big Ten's hottest teams. The Wolverines have won three straight games after a 70-69 win over rival Michigan State Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Spartans added a 67-56 win at Purdue (Feb. 10) after starting the stretch with a 72-69 victory over Illinois (Feb. 7). The Wolverines' resurgence followed a stretch where they lost four of five games, including home losses to Penn State and Iowa at Crisler Arena. Michigan is 4-2 at home and 4-2 on the road in Big Ten play. The Wolverines are one of the Big Ten's most experienced teams with five seniors among their top six scorers.
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